The Lightning Round

Writers/reporters Garrett Sisti & Jamie Hoyle give in-depth analysis on everything relating to San Diego Chargers Football.

Episodes

133: Chargers vs Redskins: Previewing the Biggest Game of the Season on Saturday

Up top, you get to hear the exclusive trailer of the upcoming 30 for 30 film featuring one of the hosts from your favorite podcast – Garrett Sisti. The guys talk about this concise victory over the Redskins on Sunday and roll into Playoff scenarios for the Chargers. They then breakdown the swing game for the AFC West lead on Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs and preview important in-game matchups. They end this show with questions about drafting a quarterback, Forrest Lamp’s injury, whether to extend Tyrell Williams and an up-to-date record prediction to end the year.

132: Chargers vs. Browns: Keenan Allen is on a Warpath

The Chargers defeat the Browns for their 3rd win in a row and are in a 3 way tied for 1st place in the AFC West. Garrett and Jamie talk about the incredible streak Keenan Allen has been on and how Hunter Henry is just a walking mismatch against the Browns Sunday. They then flip over to the other side of the ball and discuss the job the Defense did including a big play from Joey Bosa, the slot blitz that finally paid off for Desmond King and another defender who quietly had a great game you might not have noticed. The guys couldn’t take questions last week so they took a lot (too many?) questions to appease everyone and addressed what’s happening to Jatavis Brown, questions about the playoffs and if Jamie wants to walk back his comments about Philip Rivers.

131: Chargers vs Cowboys: The ThanksKilling on Thursday

The Chargers dismantled the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and Garrett and Jamie discuss all the dominant performances on Thursday including Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen. They also praise the defense and how Casey Hayward put on a clinic in cornerback play that game and of course the rookie Desmond King returning an interception for a 90 yard touchdown. After the Week 12 recap they preview this week’s game against the Browns including players to watch, matchups to look forward to and Offensive and Defensive gameplans against Cleveland.

130: Chargers vs Bills: Let’s Talk About Our Guy Sean McDermott

The Chargers got a gigantic victory on Sunday behind the second most points they’ve scored in franchise history. The boys talk about how everything was going right against Buffalo and how it trickled down to a lot of the younger players too. They discuss the turnovers, Joey Bosa and Keenan Allen’s impact and of course they discuss the head-coaching elephant in the room – Sean McDermott. Garrett and Jamie take questions on what the Chargers could do if they didn’t draft a QB next year and predict wins and losses for the rest of the season and if they can ultimately make the playoffs.

129: Chargers vs Jaguars: 2 INTs under 2 minutes and the Chargers Still Lose

The Chargers lose a tough one in Jacksonville in OT but the guys start off with some of the positives from Sunday including the return of LB Denzel Perryman, the emergence of RB Austin Ekeler plus the Defense holding strong the entire game. Following the encouraging  aspects of game the guys talk about all that went wrong to lose that game as if to build you up just to knock you down, much like the Chargers. They wrap it up by discussing Philip Rivers concussion and what that means for the backup quarterbacks, the future at QB and the Offensive Line and also can Kirk Cousins be the answer?

128: Top 5 & 3 Worst Chargers Halfway Through The Season

It’s the Bye Week for the Chargers and it marks the halfway point of the 2017 season. Rather than handing out midseason grades, they know everyone loves a Top 5 list so they ranked the Top 5 best Chargers players this season. They also rank the 3 most disappointing guys thus far and also rattle off some real surprises through 8 games. The guys answer some questions about whether they would still perfer taking a QB in the 1st round next year, 3 things they’d like to see improved with this team and what to do with Pulley, Wiggins and Barksdale next year.

127: Chargers vs Patriots: They Beat Themselves, It Wasn’t The Refs

Chargers lost in Foxborough and enter the Bye Week with a 3-5 record. The guys discuss the Special Teams errors, multiple coaching mistakes and some questionable playcalls during the game Sunday. They also talk about Dan Feeney’s great rookie debut, the Defense doing their job and how the “pick play” didn’t change the outcome of the game. Lastly, they take questions on who is holding this Offense back, whether Melvin Gordon should be the running back for the future and what these close loses might mean for the rest of the year

126: Chargers vs Broncos: Defining Moment for HC Anthony Lynn

The Chargers win three in a row by blanking the Broncos at home 21-0. On the podcast, Garrett and Jamie discuss how Head Coach Anthony Lynn has really made this his team and the significance of him flexing on the sideline during the 4 down goal line try.  They also talk about the “roughing the passer” penalty on Melvin Ingram, how Dan Feeney will fill-in in the absence of Matt Slauson and the monster day from Travis Benjamin.

125: Chargers vs Raiders: Can the Chargers get to 4-4 at the Bye?

The Chargers get their second victory in a row, this time on the road in Oakland against a divisional rival to move up in the AFC West standings. On the show the guys talk about some key runs by Melvin Gordon, the improvement of Philip Rivers over the last two weeks and the growth of the Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn. They also discuss whether the team can get to .500 going into the bye week, an update on Denzel Perryman and if they think Offensive Lineman Dan Feeney is going to be in the starting lineup soon.

124: Chargers vs Giants: Key Adjustments Lead to Victory Monday

The Chargers get their first win of the 2017 season and the Lightning Round Podcast gets do to their first show after a victory since November of 2016. Last week the guys talked about the system and personnel changes they’d like to see implemented the rest of the season and the team actually employed a lot of those principles against the Giants. They discussed what worked and what didn’t, why there may be some reasons for optimism, some college QB names and how about trading a WR to the Giants?